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A Thunderstorm
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Thomas Hodgetts & Son after Wilson
A Thunderstorm
1837-1846
Mezzotint on paper
NMW A 10920
E87
Bought from Boydell & Co., 1917
Lettered beneath the image: 'THUNDER STORM | Engraved by Thos. Hodgetts & Son from the Original Painting by Richard Wilson | In the possession of David Bridges Junr Esqr. | Proof | Edinburgh. Published by William Swinton. 60 Princes Street.'
D135 Broken Trees on a Mountain, The British Museum
D362 Study for Celadon and Amelia (Landscape: The Effect of a violent Storm), Victoria & Albert Museum, London
E18 William Woollett and John Browne after Wilson, Celadon and Amelia,Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven and other impressions
The original picture recorded in the lettering is missing but may have been linked to Wilson's painting Celadon and Amelia, formerly belonging to William Lock but now untraced. See also E18, and for the subject, D135 and D362.
Old accession number: 17.168
R. K. Engen, Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and Their Works, 1979
Thomas Hodgetts (1801-1846) was a London landscape painter and mezzotint engraver, mainly of portrait. He exhibited paintings from 1801 to 1840 at the R.A., Suffolk Street and British Institution. He signed his plates 'T. Hodgetts and Son', probably referring to his son, R.M. Hodgetts. From 1837 he published his work in Edinburgh.
Repaired tears or flattened folds visible verso; surface dirt recto
19/02/2018